Frankincense and Mirth: Humphrey’s First Christmas

Wednesday, December 12, 2007.

Humphrey's First ChristmasAuthor: Carol Heyer
Illustrator: Carol Heyer
Published: 2007 Ideals Publications
ISBN: 0824955595

Relayed with the pomp of an indignant camel and replete with starlit sandscapes, stunning, sometimes comical close-ups and loads of understated melodrama, this twist on the Christmas story is as hilarious as it is endearing.

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Wintry Reading

Wednesday, December 17, 2008.
Humphreys First Christmas

Humphrey's First Christmas

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Interview with Carol Heyer

Monday, December 24, 2007.

Carol Heyer signing booksRelatable characters and stories facilitate a strong connection between the reader and the book. It doesn’t matter whether or not the stories are real, only that the reader can relate to the feelings that are core to the story. The same is true for the characters. A great example is Humphrey, the lovable grumpy camel in the picture book, Humphrey’s First Christmas.

On this edition of Just One More Book, Mark speaks with author, illustrator and artist Carol Heyer about creating a relatable character, how a career as a storyboard artist and screen writer can prepare you to be a children’s book illustrator and author and how her philosophy helps her love her work.



Sunday, December 23, 2007.

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